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From Tokyo: Private Historical Day Trip to Kawagoe

1. From Tokyo: Private Historical Day Trip to Kawagoe

Meet your host in Tokyo and travel back in time to visit Little Edo, a reference to the grand, feudal Tokyo of old times located less than an hour north of the city. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Discover the relicts of the Japans Edo era and take in museums and the fascinating culture in Kawagoe. Here Japanese history and culture have been preserved in the shape of traditional wooden buildings, fascinating museums, and a festival that celebrates the glory of past eras.  Explore Kita-in Temple, where you find a room that once formed part of Tokyo’s iconic Edo Castle. Witness the power of the annual Kawagoe Festival when locals go to the streets on extravagant floats to celebrate the arrival of summer. If you’re not lucky enough to see it live, you can get a taste at the unique Festival Museum.  Marvel at the remnants of the centuries-old castle town preserved along the modern streets. Your host will help you navigate colossal stone walls to discover the Toki no Kane bell tower, a local icon.  Discover a world of sweet delights in a rustic setting at Penny Candy Lane. Wander along Kurazukuri Street where traditional, charcoal-tiled buildings offer a unique glimpse into the past. Your host will show you how to eat local delicacies like a boiled eel and if you are open all kinds of quirky sweet potato-infused treats before you head back to Tokyo.

From Tokyo: Round-Trip Fare to Kawagoe City

2. From Tokyo: Round-Trip Fare to Kawagoe City

Explore Kawagoe City, known for its architecture from the Edo Period, and relax with round-trip train fare with a pass designed especially for foreign tourists. Wander the scenic streets of Kawagoe and admire the historic houses. After exploring, venture back to Tokyo at the end of the day. Begin your tour in Tokyo as you depart from the Seibu-Shinjuku, Takadanobaba, or Ikebukuro Stations. Watch as the city of Tokyo slips away and you arrive in Kawagoe City. Kawagoe commonly called Koedo, or "little Edo," the town hearkens back to the Edo Period with its striking, old, storehouse-like houses. Feel like you've stepped back in time as you marvel at the black plastered walls and the tiled roofs. Finally, after you've explored this living museum, return to Tokyo with the help of your pass to conclude your tour.

From Tokyo : SEIBU Train 1 Day Pass

3. From Tokyo : SEIBU Train 1 Day Pass

Go on interesting day trips from Tokyo and take advantage of unlimited travel for 1 day. Walk through the historic warehouse district in the city of Kawagoe, or see the famous Buddhist temple of Kita-in. Ride the train to Chichibu and relax in the natural landscape, surrounded by mountains. Depart from Tokyo and plan your own tours in cities like Kawagoe and Chichibu. Enjoy unlimited travel along the Seibu Line, (except the Tamagawa Line). Explore the traditional clay warehouses of Kawagoe, known as Kurazukuri, and shop in the sweet shops of Candy Alley. Visit the town of Chichibu, which is surrounded by mountains. Look out for the steam trains which pass through the area, or visit the hot springs. Also, see the setting for many famous anime movies. Have the flexibility to travel at your own pace.

From Tokyo: Seibu Railway 1 Day Pass and Nagatoro

4. From Tokyo: Seibu Railway 1 Day Pass and Nagatoro

Design your own trips from Tokyo and travel along all Seibu lines (except Tamagawa). Use the Nagatoro pass to travel along the section of the Chichibu Railway Line between Nogami Station and Mitsumineguchi Station. Take in the amazing pink moss fields of Hitsujiyama Park in Chichibu. Visit the historic town of Kawagoe and see the warehouse district, which is lined with clay-walled Edo-style warehouse buildings. See the only remaining palace buildings of Edo Castle at Kitain Temple. Shop for Japanese snacks along Candy Alley, a street filled with sweet shops. Choose to explore Chichibu, famous for being the setting of anime movies, hot springs, and steam trains. Also, enjoy an additional Nagator pass, which allows you to travel along the Chichibu Main Line. Visit Nogami, Nagato, and Mitsumineguchi.

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